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© Mr John Kilgallon

IoE Number: 330538
Photographer: Mr John Kilgallon
Date Photographed: 28 August 2001
Date listed: 22 February 1985
Date of last amendment: 22 February 1985
Grade II*

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SE 35 SESPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELDCASTLE STREET(west side, off)3/70Spofforth Castle, ruins

SE 35 SE SPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELD CASTLE STREET (west side, off) 3/70 Spofforth Castle, ruins II* Ruins of fortified house. C13 with major rebuilding in C14 and C15. Coursed sandstone and ashlar. 2 storeys on north side, single storey on south - built against rock outcrop. 6 bays. First-floor hall with solar above undercroft and kitchens. Stair turret at north-west corner. Entrance to undercroft at north end of west side; rock-cut steps down to undercroft from centre of east side. Windows include trefoil-pointed arched windows and some with plate tracery. Chamfered plinth, continuous dripmould at first-floor level. Buttresses with offsets, pointed stone roof with finial to stair turret. Interior of undercroft has bases of octagonal piers and rock-cut doorway. A scheduled Ancient Monument. For fuller description see R J A Bennett et al 'Spofforth Castle', HMSO, 1965.

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